Atlanta Public Schools students will get a satchel full of support with the Office Depot Foundation’s “Back to School Backpack Celebration,” which will spread 750 backpacks to students throughout the system. The event will held on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Office Depot at 2625 Piedmont Road. NASCAR star Tony Stewart will be on hand for the announcement of the initiative that sends out 4,000 backpacks to non-profits and schools around Atlanta.
“The Office Depot Foundation believes strongly that we are helping children to build self-confidence, boost self-esteem and achieve greater success in the classroom — all a a result of being well prepared for school, “said Foundation President Mary Wong in a press release Tuesday. “We are extremely pleased to be able to donate our 2 millionth backpack at a time when so many children and families are dealing with the impace of the economic downturn.”
Representatives from APS will include Dr. Carolyn Hart, special assistant to the deputy superintendent of instruction, and Walter F. White Elementary Parent Liaison Carey Saxton.